Sauntering: Writers Walk Europe
Sauntering features sixty writers – classic and contemporary – who travel Europe by foot. We join Henriette D’Angeville climbing Mont Blanc; Nellie Bly roaming the trenches of war-torn Poland; Werner Herzog on a personal pilgrimage across Germany; Hans Christian Andersen in quarantine; Joseph Conrad in Cracow; and Robert Macfarlane dropping deep into underground Paris.
A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed
An ideal gift for gardeners, this light-hearted gardening book by James Fenton describes a hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. A happy, stylish, thought-provoking exercise in good principles.
Out of print since 1968, this is a unique guidebook from the late, great architectural writer, Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author’s black and white snaps of the city, Nairn gives his readers an idiosyncratic and unpretentious portrait of the ‘collective masterpiece’ that is Paris.
Attention! A Short History
A dazzling meditation on the philosophical, scientific, and historical roots of attention, an attempt to pin down this elusive state of being.
Unique Books and Literary Gifts for the Curious Reader
The essay thinks, and while it thinks it seethes, it bristles, it adventures.
A loose sally of the mind. An irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition. – Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
NHE offers a home for the essay, rooting out the most original essays both by classic essayists and by contemporary writers stretching and playing with its form.
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